The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business
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Kansas City author and Writers at Work series organizer Whitney Terrell conducts a public conversation with investigative reporter Christopher Leonard about his new book, the first-ever account of how a handful of companies have seized the nation’s meat supply. They raise meat prices for consumers, he maintains, while pushing down the price they pay to farmers and derailing efforts to improve the system.
Leonard is a former business reporter with the Associated Press and a fellow with the New America Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Writers at Work Roundtable and the UMKC English Department.